March 8, 2018 – Big Dave's Crossword Blog

Toughie 1982

Toughie No 1982 by Micawber

Hints and tips by Bufo

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BD Rating – Difficulty **Enjoyment ****

It was a pleasant surprise to find a Micawber puzzle on a Thursday for the second time in a month. This one didn’t cause any real problem but it was very enjoyable nevertheless

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DT 28681

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28681

Hints and tips by pommers

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Hola from the Vega Baja where the rain has just stopped and the sun’s trying to appear.  Looks as though Spring might have sprung around here as we’re forecast 22°C this afternoon. I’m not sure about the setter of this one.  It has some of the hallmarks of a RayT but it didn’t really feel like one of his so I’ll leave it up to you to make up your own minds.  It was quite a pleasant solve while it lasted but that wasn’t for long and it would have been a clear * difficulty if it hadn’t been for 3d where the word meaning “taken for granted” stubbornly refused to reveal himself.
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ST 2940

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 2940

A full review by crypticsue

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This puzzle was published on 25th February 2018

BD Rating – Difficulty *Enjoyment ****

Another Sunday treat

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